1. We picked out a puppy, who will be coming home in approximately four weeks. Her name is Kiah.
It is hard to pick out a puppy! I wanted a girl, so that made it significantly easier. There were only three females out of nine puppies.
As we were watching them stumble about and sleep and just be absolutely adorable, I said, for what I hope is the last time I EVER say such a thing:
"I can't tell them apart! They're all black!"
Kiah is a docile, fluffy little thing. What really drew me to her, I think, was the way she sticks her nose in corners when she sleeps. She burrows. In a pen of nine puppies, I knew which one she was because she would lay flat on her belly, nose tucked into the corner, with her hind legs splayed out behind her.
I have a perpetually cold nose, too, so I can totally relate.
2) Thank you for voting on my new blog design. After some consideration, I ditched the chandeliers. They were just too busy. I'm keeping the header for a while but I'm sure I'll change it back sometime. I do this with the furniture at home, too.
3) I went to try and buy my domain back but someone else- someone I'm having a hard time forgiving- swooped in and bought it. Hollygoeslightly.net is now for sale. I made what I felt was a generous offer. You know what the minimum bid was? $480!!!!! I paid $10 for it a year ago! That's a lot of percentage increase there, my good man. It definitely exceeds the rate of inflation.
I was a little upset. I may have teared up. I'm almost over it. Such is capitalism, after all.
I purchased Hollygoeslightly.us which will hopefully be up and running in a day or two.
Am I the first person in the history of personal blogging who has had three domain names for the same blog within 1 1/2 years? I am a disgrace. Truly a disgrace.
To my lovely domain, hollygoeslightly.net: It was my fault. I didn't treat you as good as I should. Maybe I didn't love you quite as often as I could. Those little things- like updating my credit card- I should have said and done, I just never took the time.
If I made you feel second best, I'm so sorry. I tried.
You were always on my mind. You were always on my mind.